K.Y. Amoako, former Africa Policy Scholar.
Regionalism, as exemplified by the European Union, is a major movement in world politics. This is especially true in Africa, where closer ties between nations are seen as a way of accelerating progress and strengthening stability. Stronger regional ties may also improve the continent's campaign against HIV/AIDS. K.Y. Amoako, one of Africa's most noted diplomats, explains the promise of regionalism.